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Interview Podcast

Cheeky Interview – Nelson Smyles Part 2

Ian and Tom interview the incredible Nelson “Smyles” West! Listen in as we talk about our lives as clowns, and NICA graduates.

Nelson is a clown acrobat who trained at NICA and after graduating promptly got cast into the role of a hoop diver and main clown in the Cirque du Soleil show, Luzia. In this show, he has performed worldwide.


TIMESTAMPS: Things we Talk / Laugh About

0.00 Introductions
0.08 Favourite Part Of NICA
7.43 Looking To The Future
12.15 Should I Be Funny All The Time?
17.53 Most And Least Favourite Clown Moment
28.59 Will “Three Busy Old Men” Ever Happen?
31.23 Does Ian Do Clown In Infamous?
34.58 The Sketch Show
37.35 Outro
37.54 Joke Of The Day
40.49 End

SHOWNOTES

Two Busy Old Men
Simon Wright Interview

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Interview Podcast

Cheeky Interview – Nelson Smyles Part 1

Tom and Ian get the opportunity to interview the hilarious superstar Nelson “Smyles” West. 

Nelson is a clown acrobat who trained at NICA and after graduating promptly got cast into the role of a hoop diver and main clown in the Cirque du Soleil show, Luzia. In this show, he has performed worldwide.


TIMESTAMPS: Things we Talk / Laugh About

0.00 Introductions
1.43 About Nelson
3.30 What Nelson Learned From His Teachers
10.39 How Nelson Got Into Clowning (And Luzia)
20.30 Learning The Luzia Roles
29.29 How Would You Describe Yourself?
31.34 What Shows Do You Remember The Most
37.09 Do You Prefer Solo Or Duo Clown?
38.48 The Royal Albert Hall
44.09 Outro
44.19 Joke Of The Day

SHOWNOTES

E5 Steps:

  • Introduction
  • Instigating Event
  • Conflict
  • Climax 
  • Resolution
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Clowns React Podcast

Clowns React – Best Cirque du Soleil Clown Acts

Tom and Ian are back! After a brief hiatus, we are back with a Clowns React of the Best Cirque du Soleil Clowns video! We watch the best of the best in Cirque du Soleil’s performances, and dissect what makes them funny.

Starring famous clowns such as David Shiner, Yuri Medvedev, Eric Koller, and Rene Bazinet.

TIMESTAMPS: Things we Talk / Laugh About

0.00 Introductions
2.11 Totem Clown Act
5.45 O Clown Act
10.37 Luzia Clown Act 1
13.32 Allegria Clown Act 1
19.44 Saltimbanco Clown Act
26.34 Volta Clown Act
31.15 Kurios Clown Act
35.09 Dralion Clown Act
40.55 Kooza Clown Act
45.12 Conducter Clown Act
47.46 Luzia Clown Act 2
51.09 Director Clown Act
55.35 Allegria Clown Act 2
58.15 Outro
58.45 Joke of the Day

SHOWNOTES
BEST OF CLOWNING | Cirque du Soleil
Ryan Shinji
Facundo Gimenez Instagram
Victor Key
Amaluna Clowns
Silent Movie David Shiner
Allegria Timeline